Essen Hiort - Paradise
14 / November / 2017
Premiered on Swedish national radio station P3, Essen Hiort’s ‘Paradise’ is the new single from the rising Swedish electronic duo. Featuring vocals from American singer, La Luz, and co-written with Swedish songwriter, Patrik Berggren (with a host of European No.1 singles to his name), ‘Paradise’ is a slow jam that showcases Essen Hiort’s emerging pop sensibility.
Essen Hiort’s last single ‘Already Won’ (also featuring La Luz) earned them reviews and playlist spots with Popjustice, Swedish radio, and a host of Northern Europe’s biggest New Music Friday pop playlists. This release was preceded by the duo’s ‘The Deeper End EP’ – (which featured ‘Kiss You Real Slow’, ‘Flowin’ and ‘The Tiger’), and Essen Hiort’s debut single for disco:wax, ‘Deep As The Night’, the original of which came with a remix from Huxley.
With echoes of James Blake, SG Lewis, and Rationale, plus the Scandi-pop heritage of their homeland, Essen Hiort is a pseudonym for two talented individual artists/songwriters who are keeping their names under wraps (for now). ‘Essen’ is formerly a hip hop DJ known for playing Scandinavia’s biggest clubs, who later turned to production and is now a Grammy-nominated songwriter. ‘Hiort’comes from an indie rock background, having played in a famous ‘Swindie’ band (Swedish Indie, if you’re asking), and with an extensive songwriting pedigree.
Early 2018 will see further Essen Hiort releases on both Grind and disco:wax.